This is the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675

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Snapped by a member of BARF, this is the first clear image of the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675. An update rather than an all-new model, the biggest change appears to be the new low-mount exhaust, likely spec’d to meet dramatically stronger European emissions standards. Also notable are the new headlights and subframe.

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  • Ceolwulf

    I love the looks of that in matte black. They should sell it like that.

    • Erok

      It looks cool, but i hear that flat paint is a bitch to take care of.

      • Adrian

        Not really. My Tiger SE has the flat finish and while it may not look as sexy as a high gloss paint job, scratches seem to give it a bit of character. And, it hides dirt. Scratches in a gloss finish are a heartbreak.

        • raphmay

          I have a satin black ford ute and it’s a pain to keep clean, but worth the effort. Apparently you have to watch what detergents you use when washing, as it can make the paint go ‘chalky’.

          • Adrian

            Simple Green & water.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

    Look at you working thru the holiday…

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Ha, if only you could see conditions in which I wrote this. Let’s just say there werent many clothes involved and I had to borrow a computer.

      • Patrick

        remember when they say: don’t think of a pink elephant!?… thank you.

  • Glenngineer

    Looks like a lowish seat and/or highish bars for a sport bike – maybe a change of ergos, too.

    • Coreyvwc

      That’s a really interesting observation that I totally missed. As a current Daytona owner I wouldn’t mind a little more anatomically correct ergos…haha

    • Kevin

      Moving the exhaust from under the seat should allow for a lower seat and would be easier on the pillion. And I also noticed the bar height, though I wonder if it’s an optical illusion as it also looks like a clip-on. And note the angle of the grip to the brake lever as well.

  • RT Moto

    Not really feeling it. I think it looks bland, like a matte black oatmeal on wheels.

    • Sean Smith

      Sounds like the opposite of ricky-racer cop bait. Me likey.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      I’m going to assume the visibly rough paint was just slapped on to this validation prototype.

    • T Diver

      I agree. It looks like an old-ass Ninja with a new exhaust. (No offense Triumph, I’m sure it’s totally tits.)

      • http://www.facebook.com/beastincarnate Ben Incarnate

        Ha! That’s true. It really does look like a Ninja. I’m sure a bit more contrast in the paint, such as a different color on the frame, would help distance it somewhat.

  • cookey

    thanks to that exhaust the swing arm is different too

    • http://bloodfalcons.blogspot.com motoguru

      the mirror stalks look to be quite long as well.

      • Coreyvwc

        it’s needed, you can’t see anything but your elbows with the current mirrors…

  • The other Joe

    They ruined the headlights! What were they thinking!

  • Johndo

    I think the low down exhaust is a good idea. Not sure for the rest of the bike though…If I had the previous model I wouldnt be waiting in line to get the new one.

  • robotribe

    While waiting at the Orlando dealership this morning (having throttle levers tuned on my ST3), I was warming my butt on a few bikes in the showroom, including a D675 SE and that hotter-than-the-sun black and gold version.

    So far this looks like a decent re-grooming. But what EVER they do “new” for 2013, it’s all good as long as it comes in black & gold.

  • CafeDucati

    I’m diggin it. Looks to me like a lighter bike due to the exclusion of an undertail exh. I disliked the previous model’s cheapish looking swingarm and hope for power to fit more in the MV F3 range w improved handling. I like it a lot!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/beastincarnate Ben Incarnate

      Improved handling? Isn’t the Daytona 675 normally recognized pretty highly for its handling? I know the R version is, but thought the standard was pretty durn good, too.

      • Tony

        Regular and R are the same bike, just component changes.

        The handling is great, the only issue is really a track/race problem. The bike has a really steep rake and lacks trail which leads it to be unstable at high speeds.

        • http://www.facebook.com/beastincarnate Ben Incarnate

          Yeah, Tony, I’m aware they’re the same bike. I’ve just heard rumors that major suspension upgrades can impact handling.

          I appreciate the clarification of the inherent platform issue, though.

  • oldblue

    As a 675 owner … not liking the new chunkier rear subframe or GSXR/Blade style exhaust …

    Very happy to see the exhaust (and the weight) down low, but that looks awful.

    • http://greatjoballweek.blogspot.com/ Case

      Throw it in the garbage and get a new can. You will save some weight too.

  • Adrian

    It’s a nice looking machine.
    But I doubt the seat will garner the Ashlee Seal of Approval.

  • DoctorNine

    A nip and tuck, but still pretty much everything you’d want in a middleweight.
    Great choice for an all-arounder. And a great deal.

  • Frosty_spl

    Hopefully the headlights don’t make it look like an r6.

  • http://www.postpixel.com.au mugget

    Whoa, I was confused there for a sec. How in the hell are we seeing pictures of a bike that’s still two years away?

    Anyway screw that, I’d still take a current model 675R. Seeing as there’s not any real big changes you could always slap on an aftermarket GP style exhaust come 2013 (there are bound to be more than a few available for this 2013 model, right?) Epic win.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      It’ll probably come out next summer.

  • Travisty

    I have a 09. The side fairings have major changes to them also. It looks like there is some added frame “spars” by the valve cover.
    The seat and bars look to be in the position as mine. I like the ergos and hope they didn’t change that. The side exhaust is functional, but not sexy. If they keep that sub-frame hopefully they will paint it or something.